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Frequently Asked Questions: Weddings & Events

5 and 1/2 hours will be blocked, not to include the ceremony. Each additional half hour is $250.

Packages are not available, as all menus are done a la carte. The food minimum is $85 per person (plus 6% tax and 20% gratuity). The minimum includes all food associated with the menu and bar items are an additional charge.

Yes, there is a 2 hour bar minimum for all wedding receptions and a 4 hour maximum. This does not include champagne and wine service with dinner.

The food minimum will increase to $100 per person (plus 6% tax and 20% gratuity).

Standard white linens, chairs, china, silver, and 5 votives for reception tables.

A room rental fee applies based on the room selected. The range is $750-$1500 plus tax.

Yes, upgraded linens and chairs are available for an additional charge. A wide variety of requests can be accommodated.

  • Chiavari Chairs
  • Upgraded Linen
  • Upgraded Napkins
  • Upgraded Chargers
  • Lighting Packages

Yes, it includes all mixers, juices, alcohol, beer, house wine, and sodas.

We have a 4 hour maximum open bar. All alcohol must be provided by The Hotel.

No, the champagne toast is priced in addition to the hourly bar pricing.

No, this is priced in addition to the hourly bar pricing.

Yes, the children's menu ranges between $24.95-$34.95 per child (Plus 6% tax and 20% gratuity).

No, children are charged 1/2 of the hourly pricing.

Yes, the charges range from $28.50-$45 (plus 6% tax and 20% gratuity) unless your vendor requests to eat inside the reception room.

Yes, special menus can be requested.

Yes, but we charge for all tastings based on the items selected. Please ask the Social Events Manager for the Tasting Standards. We also host an open house/menu tasting that will showcase signature menu items and cakes at a lower cost than an individual tasting.

A Hotel pastry chef will coordinate your cake design and flavors. Please note the wedding cake goes towards your food minimum of $80. Cake pricing starts at $8 per person. There is a cake fee of $2.50 per person if you choose to have a cake prepared by an outside vendor.

For the choice of 2 entrees, the charge is $3 additional per person (plus 6% tax and 20% gratuity). If you offer 3 choices, the charge is $5.00 additional per person (plus 6% tax and 20% gratuity).

Transportation can be arranged for The Hotel van to pick your guests up and take them back to Hershey Lodge only. This is based on availability of the Hotel shuttles. There is a fee of $75 per hour per van for this service. The shuttle is not able to transport to other local hotels.

Yes, rooms can be blocked off and provided at a group discount if you block 10 or more room at The Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge.

A complimentary room will be provided the night of your wedding if your final guarantee for the wedding exceeds 100 people.

A deposit of 25% with the signed contract is required. The deposit is based off a $150 per person estimate.

Yes, weddings prior to 2 PM are discounted and the lunch minimum becomes a $50 per person.

The Hotel Hershey must provide all food items, excluding the wedding cake and any favors. All outside items must be approved by your Hotel planner.

Yes, a standard banquet room can be provided. There is a fee starting at $100 for each room for a 2 hour period. If an overnight room is requested, the charge will be based on the room selected.

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